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Pediatrics Group Recommends Against Use of Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine for 2016-17 Free

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that clinicians not administer the quadrivalent live attenuated influenza vaccine during the coming flu season given the vaccine's poor performance in recent years.

Drug Watch / Vaccine Watch

Revised Recommendations for HPV Vaccine

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) finds that two doses of human papillomavirus vaccine have efficacy equivalent to the three-dose schedule for 9- to 14-year-olds.

HIV and ID Observations Blog

HIV and Hepatitis C Are No Longer the Most Serious Infectious Threats to People Who Inject Drugs Free

Endocarditis is not nearly as feared as HIV and HCV, and Dr. Paul Sax says this points to a major gap in the lay public’s understanding of the risks of injection drug use.

Guideline Watch

Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Leishmaniasis

Treatment options are limited, and supporting evidence generally is poor.

Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Adults and Children

Recommendations on TB testing incorporate recent evidence on using an interferon-gamma release assay for latent TB and nucleic acid amplification testing for active TB.

New Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Aspergillosis

An update from 2008 guidelines